Making $35,000 Bonsai Scissors
When it comes to Japanese craftsmanship, knives often get all the glory. But in the city of Sakai, where traditional metalwork goes back centuries, there is one man who has built his legacy on somethi...
Samurai Swordmaking
Samurai swordmaking video from the UK's National Museum of Arms and Armour and the Portland Art Museum
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Japanese sword - Handmade Portraits: The Sword Maker
As one of Japan's last remaining swordsmiths, Korehira Watanabe has honed his craft for 40 years while attempting to recreate the mythical Koto sword. Read t...
Tameshigiri
Sensei Ueki 8th dan Toyama-ryu Battodo performs tameshigiri. Visit http://www.battodo.pl http://www.hksword.com Sensei Ueki 8 dan Toyama-ryu Battodo wykonuje...
Japanese sword
Samurai Katana from the National Geographic show Fight Science.
Japanese swordsmithing - Japanese Swordsmith
Some of Japan's top Japanese sword craftsmen, Tatara operator Kihara Akira, Mukansa Swordsmith Ono Yoshimitsu and Mukansa polisher Fujishiro Okisato appearin...
Kamayari
The kamayari (鎌槍, sickle spear) is similar to the jumonji yari. While it also had two protrusions shooting off the base of a main spear tip, in yari the offshoots were hooked back downward. The kamaya...
Japanese swordsmithing
Japanese swordsmithing is the labour-intensive bladesmithing process developed in Japan for forging traditionally made bladed weapons (nihonto) including katana, wakizashi, tantō, yari, naginata, naga...
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Japanese armour
Armor in Japan has a history that goes back as far as the 4th century. Japanese armour developed enormously over the centuries since its introduction to the battlefield. It was worn to varying degrees...
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Kabuto
Kabuto (兜, 冑) is a type of helmet first used by ancient Japanese warriors, and in later periods, they became an important part of the traditional Japanese armour worn by the samurai class and their re...
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Dōtanuki
Dōtanuki (同田貫) is a name of a Japanese school of sword smiths from Higo province who produced swords in the Bizen tradition during the feudal period of Japan.
The Dotanuki school evolved in Higo P...
Japanese war fan
A Japanese war fan is a fan designed for use in warfare. Several types of war fans were used by the samurai class of feudal Japan and each had a different look and purpose.
War fans varied in size...
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Yoroi tōshi
The yoroidōshi (鎧通し) "armor piercer" or "mail piercer" were one of the traditionally made Japanese swords (nihontō) that were worn by the samurai class as a weapon in feudal Japan.
The yoroidō...
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Tatami (Japanese armour)
Japanese tatami armour (畳胴具足), or tatami gusoku (Tatami, from Tatamu 畳む, "To fold") and gusoku (meaning armour), was a type of lightweight portable folding Japanese armour worn during the feudal era ...
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Ninjatō
The ninjato (忍者刀, ninjatō), also known as ninjaken (忍者剣) or shinobigatana (忍刀), is the most common name for the sword that the ninja of feudal Japan are portrayed to have carried in mo...
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Horimono
Horimono (彫り物, 彫物, literally carving, engraving), also known as chōkoku (彫刻, "sculpture"), are the engraved images in the blade of a Japanese sword, which may include katana or tantō blades. The imag...
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Auxiliary armours of Japan
Auxiliary Japanese armours are optional armour items worn by the samurai class of feudal Japan in addition to the traditional six armour components.
The six major articles or components of Japanes...
Auxiliary armours of Japan - Wikipedia
Kaiken (dagger)
A kaiken (懐剣) is an 20–25 cm (8–10 in) long, single or double-bladed dagger without ornamental fittings housed in a plain mount.
It was once carried by men and women of the samurai c...
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Shoami
Shoami (or Ko-Shoami) is a name of artistic school (style) for making sword-guards (tsuba), mounted on a Japanese sword (uchi-gatana or just katana). The sword-guard is one of the most important symbo...
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Waraji
Waraji (草鞋) are sandals made from straw rope that in the past were the standard footwear of the common people in Japan. Waraji were also worn by the samurai class and foot soldiers (ashigaru) duri...
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Kubi bukuro
Kubi bukuro (首袋) is a type of woven bag used by the samurai class primarily during the Sengoku period of Japan. The Kubi bukuro literally means head bag. This type of bag was made out of net to ca...
Kubi bukuro - Wikipedia
Uchi-bukuro
Uchi-bukuro a type of Japanese attire employed by the samurai class primarily around the Sengoku period (16th century) of Japan. The Uchi-bukuro translated as a money purse that was usually carried at...
Tanegashima (Japanese matchlock)
Tanegashima (種子島), also hinawajū (火縄銃), was a type of matchlock or arquebus firearm introduced to Japan through the Portuguese in 1543. Tanegashima were used by the samurai class and their foo...
Tanegashima (Japanese matchlock) - Wikipedia
Totsuka-no-Tsurugi
Totsuka-no-Tsurugi (十拳剣, lit. "Sword of Length of Ten Fists") is not a specific sword, but a common noun for any sword of this length. In Japanese mythology, numerous deities own a sword of this k...
Kiahan (kyahan)
Kyahan (脚絆)(きゃはん)are cloth leggings worn by the samurai class and their retainers in feudal Japan. In Japanese the word is also used for western soldier's gaiters.
Kyahan were worn as padding ...
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Iaitō
Iaito (居合刀, Iaitō) is a modern metal practice sword, without a cutting edge, used primarily for practicing iaido.
A real (sharp) katana is called a shinken (真⁠剣, lit., real sword). ...
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Daito (long sword)
A Japanese sword (日本刀, nihontō) is one of several types of traditionally made swords from Japan. There are many types of Japanese swords that differ by size, shape, field of application and me...
Daito (long sword) - Wikipedia
A bō (棒: ぼう), joong bong (Korean term), kon (Chinese term), or kun (Okinawan dialect), is a very tall and long staff weapon used in Okinawa and feudal Japan. Bō are typically around 1.8 m (71...
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